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President Trump Strikes Down Federal Contractor Blacklisting Rule

As anticipated, on March 27, 2017, President Trump repealed the so-called “blacklisting” rule that required federal contractors to disclose labor violations when bidding on new or renewed government contracts worth at least $500,000 (we reported on this topic on March 7). The President struck down the blacklisting rule, along with three other regulations aimed at protecting the … Continue Reading

Senate Approves Measure to Kill Obama-era Contractor Disclosure Rule

In another roll-back of Obama-era regulations, the Senate voted last night, 49 to 48, to repeal the contractor disclosure rule.  This rule required companies bidding on federal contracts valued at more than $500,000 to disclose violations of 14 federal labor laws, including those pertaining to workplace safety, wages and discrimination. Finalized in August and blocked … Continue Reading

US Federal Contractors: 2016 Year in Review, 2017 Preview, Effect of Trump Presidency

2016 was another year filled with changes and new requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors. And the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has continued its record of active enforcement. It is generally expected that the election of Donald Trump to the presidency will mean a more employer-friendly climate. Many believe that Trump will … Continue Reading

State Law Round-Up: 2017 Minimum Wage Rates, Paid Sick Leave Compliance, and More

As 2016 draws to a close, our final state law round-up will provide information about minimum wage increases taking effect in 2017, some recent developments on the local sick leave law front, information about sick leave laws going into effect in January 2017, and other employment laws going into effect in January 2017. Employers with … Continue Reading

US Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Act: Injunction Granted!

On Wednesday, October 25, Judge Marcia Crone of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking most of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (the so-called “blacklisting” rule) rule from taking effect. The rule, which we previously reported on here and here, requires federal contractors bidding on … Continue Reading

US DOL Issues Final Rule Requiring Paid Sick Leave for Employees of Federal Contractors

On Thursday, the US Department of Labor released the long-awaited final rule that requires federal contractors to provide up to 56 hours of paid sick leave per year to employees.  The final rule implements President Obama’s 2015 executive order and is expected to impact more than 1.1 million workers. Effective Date:  The rule will apply … Continue Reading

Agencies Publish Final Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule and Guidance – Contractors Should Be Prepared

On October 25, 2016, the final rule implementing President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (E.O. 13676) will go into effect. The final rule was released by the FAR Council on August 24, 2016. Final guidance addressing key provisions of the final rule was simultaneously released by the U.S. Department of Labor.  The … Continue Reading
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